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Kenyan police nab two al-Shabaab militants suspects, seize weapons

Friday March 4, 2022

Kenyan police nab two al-Shabaab militants suspects, seize weapoKenyan police interrogated two suspected al-Shabaab militants after being arrested in a security operation in the country’s Garissa county which borders Somalia, a regional government official said.

Garissa County Commissioner Boaz Cherutich said the police recovered three firearms, 98 bullets and five magazines following a sting operation conducted in Modika area in the outskirts of Garissa town on Wednesday night.

Cherutich said the two suspects will be taken to court on Friday once investigations are complete and warned that the government will not relent in its efforts to rid the area of illegal gangs marauding with firearms.

"As a government, I want to give an assurance to residents that we will not compromise on matters of security. Anyone hell-bent on causing havoc will be dealt with in accordance with the law,” he warned.

The government administrator assured the residents that the security organs will continue with the same operations and asked residents to continue cooperating with security officers by reporting any suspected persons with illegal weapons so that they can be arrested.


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